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His Dark Materials 

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A young girl is destined to liberate her world from the grip of the Magisterium which represses people's ties to magic and their animal spirits known as daemons.
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Dafne Keen ...  Lyra Belacqua / ... 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Kit Connor ...  Pantalaimon 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Ruth Wilson ...  Mrs. Coulter 13 episodes, 2019-2020
Ariyon Bakare ...  Carlo Boreal / ... 12 episodes, 2019-2020
Amir Wilson ...  Will Parry 11 episodes, 2019-2020
Will Keen ...  Father MacPhail / ... 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Lin-Manuel Miranda ...  Lee Scoresby 8 episodes, 2019-2020
Ruta Gedmintas ...  Serafina Pekkala 8 episodes, 2019-2020
Cristela Alonzo ...  Hester 8 episodes, 2019-2020
Jamie Wilkes ...  The Pale-Faced Man 7 episodes, 2019-2020
Andrew Scott ...  Colonel John Parry 7 episodes, 2019-2020
Leanne Holder ...  Serafina Clan Witch #1 7 episodes, 2020
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His Dark Materials is one of the supreme works of imaginative fiction for both children and adults published in the 20th century. Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. Written by ahmetkozan

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Deborah Forte is a producer of this series. She previously worked on The Golden Compass (2007) and this is her second time working on an adaptation of Philip Pullman's trilogy. See more »

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The opening credits are a zoom out, starting from particles of Dust at atomic level and zooming out to show the various multiversal locations within the story (and the objects/people/vehicles within these multiverses) before concluding the zoom out to reveal the series title. See more »

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4 November 2019 | by celtigraSee all my reviews

I've read all the books and seen The Golden Compass quite a few times, but this definitely surpasses the film. The young actress playing Lyra was so good - absolutely perfect for the part. The actress playing Mrs Coulter was far better than Nicole Kidman's Mrs Coulter. James McAvoy was well cast too. I am looking forward to the other episodes and hope that they can keep up the high standard set by this first one. Incidentally my son who is not a reader, after seeing the film said it was the first time he felt like reading the books. The animation of the daemons was well done. I will be interested to see how they cope with the creatures mentioned in Book 2 as I believe another season has already been commissioned. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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4 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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